Update - City Water Transmission Main Break Housatonic Street, Dalton

The City of Pittsfield Department of Public Utilities continues to respond to a water main break on the City’s water transmission main into the City from the Cleveland Water Treatment Plant.  The main is located on Housatonic Street in Dalton. Last evening, the city made a temporary repair to the transmission main then returned the Cleveland WTP into service by midnight.

No one reported being out of water but some areas reported localized dirty water.  Should dirty water be experienced, customers may wish to let the water run for a short period to clear prior to use.  Should dirty water or low pressure conditions persist, please contact the Water Department at 499-9339.

The permanent repair of the transmission main is scheduled for tomorrow evening (Wednesday).  To do this repair, the city will again shut down the main for approximately six hours then it will be returned to service by early Thursday morning.  Specialized pipe is being sent from a plant in Illinois.

“Repairing the main is a high priority since this transmission main provides about two-thirds of the City’s water.” Mayor Bianchi said.

Bianchi also stated, “We greatly appreciate the cooperation of our citizens.”

Customers are requested to continue to reduce their water usage as much as possible until the permanent repair is completed.  Some customers may experience sporadic low water pressure.  This work may also cause sporadic localized dirty water.  The City’s second water treatment plant will continue to supply water during the time to complete the permanent repair.

The Department regrets any inconvenience while we complete this repair.